50+ Gluten Free Christmas Dinner Recipes to take the stress out of planning holiday meals. Need a main entrée? Only want to serve the best side dishes? On the search for a decadent dessert? From tenderloin to mashed potatoes and stuffing to pecan pie and Christmas fudge, we have you covered.
Preparing a gluten free holiday menu does not mean you have to miss out on all the classics or sacrifice traditions. While gluten filled dishes often spread across the holiday table, not this year! You will find all the popular dishes with a gluten-free twist shared in this recipe collection to be enjoyed by everyone – even if guests are not avoiding gluten.
Start browsing today to select the ideas you want to serve for your Christmas dinner. Happy Holidays!
Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe
Being gluten-free doesn't mean foregoing traditional stuffing with your holiday turkey. Here's my delicious recipe for gluten-free stuffing!
Cranberry Apple Acorn Squash
This Cranberry Apple Acorn Squash is a wonderful side dish for any Holiday dinner. It easily compliments turkey and looks as amazing as it tastes.
Butternut Squash Casserole
A healthy savory butternut squash casserole sweetened with dried fruits and sweet potatoes, complemented by earthiness of brown / wild rice and finished with sweet balsamic notes.
Pan Seared Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts
These quick balsamic glazed brussels sprouts are crispy, lightly sweet and utterly delicious. Perfect healthy and easy vegan side dish for your holiday menu ready in 20 minutes!
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.
Warm Lentil & Kale Winter Salad
Make this colorful warm lentil and kale winter salad to enjoy everything this season has to offer in one bowl! This healthy recipe is easy to follow, nutrient-packed and flavorful.
Easy Smothered Potatoes
Smothered Potatoes are a very versatile Southern side dish that goes with just about any Southern meal. Made entirely from pantry staples with minimal prep and effort in less than 25 minutes, this is well loved by the family potato side dish.
Mashed Cauliflower "Potatoes" with Roasted Garlic
An easy recipe for creamy mashed cauliflower "potatoes" with roasted garlic. Serve this cozy & healthy vegetable side dish alongside your favorite main course to satisfy a starchy potato craving with fewer carbs. It makes a simple addition to comforting weeknight dinners, yet is fancy enough for holiday gatherings!
Prime Rib Roast (Standing Rib Roast) - Reverse Sear Method
Learn how to cook prime rib roast (standing rib roast) that's juicy, tender, and perfectly cooked! Read on for cooking times and temperatures using the reverse sear method. Serve on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, holidays, or any occasion!
Stuffed Cornish Hens with Cranberries and Apples
These stuffed Cornish hens are filled with cranberries and apples then roasted in the oven over a bed of red potatoes. A simple, elegant meal.
Cranberry Pesto Stuffed Lamb
A simple cranberry pesto made with basil, mint, garlic and pine nuts makes this stuffed American lamb recipe a gorgeously festive and delicious winter dish perfect as a holiday dinner party centerpiece.
Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast
If you’re cooking for a smaller number of people this Thanksgiving or Christmas, then this roasted turkey breast is so easy to cook and takes just 60-90 minutes to be ready!
Baked Picnic Ham With Cinnamon Honey Glaze
Cinnamon Honey Glaze Picnic Ham is juicy, smoky, fragrant, and full of amazing flavor. Versatile and economical, picnic ham is ideal for serving at family holidays and gatherings.
Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass Recipe
This pan seared Chilean Sea Bass recipe is incredibly tender and flavorful! This one pan 20 minute meal comes together quickly and easily. A simple lemon herb butter sauce takes this fish to the next level! This sea bass recipe is an easy, healthy and delicious meal that feels fancy.
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken With Provolone Cheese
This Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Provolone Cheese is going to be a big hit! With your veggie side dish inside your protein, this is a fun and fancy-looking meal that anyone can make!
King Crab Legs with Garlic Butter [cooked 4 ways] - The Kitchen Girl
This super easy King Crab Legs recipe shows you how to prepare crab legs steamed, baked, grilled, or pressure cooked. Alaskan king crab legs are the perfect seafood dinner for special occasions and holidays.
Sirloin Tip Roast
This recipe for tender and juicy sirloin tip roast is an absolute winner. Beloved by family and friends, this slow roast beef will easily be the highlight of your dinner table. It’s perfect for everything from lunch meat to fancy holiday dinners, and it pleases even the pickiest of eaters.
Pan Seared Salmon with Rosemary-Walnut Sauce
Pan Seared Salmon with Rosemary-Walnut Sauce delivers a restaurant-quality, dairy-free dish in just 30 minutes. Serve with your side of choice for a heart-healthy meal the whole family will love.
Apple Cider Brined Pork Loin
Served with roasted vegetables, this simple show stopping apple cider brined pork loin is perfect for a crowd. Naturally gluten-free, it is extremely tender and juicy and infused with the most magnificent flavor.
Bottom Round Roast
Beef round roast is relatively simple to prepare, but I give the recipe my own special touch with a delicious sea salt, garlic, and herb crust. It’s juicy and lip smacking delicious! Trust me – this timeless recipe will quickly become a repeat in your meal rotation.
The Best Honey Baked Ham Recipe & Tips for a Juicy Ham
This easy Honey Baked Ham Recipe is the best holiday ham you’ll ever put in your mouth. It is super juicy and tender, with a delish caramelized and sticky glaze. Its warm spices fill the house with an aroma that signals that the holidays are finally here.
Duck Breasts with Orange Sauce
This Duck with Orange Sauce is probably the best duck recipe you will find! With the most delicious tart & sweet orange sauce recipe, this is a dish you will be making over and over again. Afraid to cook duck? Don't be! This is one of the easiest "fancy" dishes you can make - and perfect to prep ahead .
Gluten-Free Holiday Tips
We known firsthand that planning a meal for a large crowd can be a bit intimating, especially a gluten free meal. Check out our tips for success to planning a gluten free menu.
- Decide if you will be preparing 100% gluten-free dishes or also making dishes with gluten. If offering both, cook gluten-free dishes first to prevent cross contact.
- Use our free printable grocery list to keep track of everything you need from the store.
- Read ingredient labels and search for the certified gluten-free label on products before purchasing.
- Test new recipes ahead of time – this will allow you to make any changes to the recipe making the day of less stressful.
- Ensure you have enough pans and utensils for gluten and gluten-free dishes as these cannot be shared.
- Make meals in advance if possible by preparing and freezing until ready to serve.
- Serve gluten-free dishes first if passing around the table or place on a different table if serving buffet style.
Most importantly, remember the real reason for the holiday – cherishing time spent with friends and family not only focusing on food. If you have a specific question related to celiac disease, gluten-free cooking or the best ways to successfully feed your family, reach out directly or post the question below! We are happy to hear from you and help you navigate the wild world of gluten-free living.
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